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Old 10-12-07, 11:27 AM   #1
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New bicycle

Well the CFO (my wife) has OK'd the purchase of a new bike. I have been thinking about this for a while. No internet purchase, no not even a LBS, I decided to go directly to the LBF (local bike factory). I figure if I go directly to the manufacturer, I can get what I want. So I traveled the 0.8 miles to the LBF - Waterford Precision Cycles.

I was fitted and ordered a 2200 with all stainless lugs (italian) with the matching steel fork with SS crown. Should be ready about Christmas time - so I can stare at it until spring.
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Old 10-12-07, 12:16 PM   #2
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Sweet. I really like Waterfords. Nice having the factory so close. I have done the K-R bike club ride twice. The second time I think I did it just to see Richard Schwinn again. Nice guy.

Great bikes.
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Old 10-12-07, 07:47 PM   #3
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I just built up my Waterford today after having the frame repainted. I will try to post a pic of it.
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Sweet. I really like Waterfords. Nice having the factory so close. I have done the K-R bike club ride twice. The second time I think I did it just to see Richard Schwinn again. Nice guy.

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Was seeing Richard Schwinn eating questionable brownies really worth the wind to get back to the start?

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Was seeing Richard Schwinn eating questionable brownies really worth the wind to get back to the start?

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Yes....yes it was...
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Old 10-14-07, 12:01 PM   #6
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Here is my Waterford. Please ignore the bar tape. I will be putting on the Brooks matching bar tape later this week.
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Do they offer any road type bikes other than the traditional Rivendale-style offerings by Herron (which uses Waterford tubes)?
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They offer everything. Mostly racing bikes. Check out their site...http://www.waterfordbikes.com/

Not very Rivendale-esque.
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That bike has a great look. But the wheels are a little too high tech looking. You should paint over the rim logos, or go over the rims with steel wool.
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